In this issue, we cover the recent immigration rules/process change including:
The UKVI to open new Visa and Citizenship Application Service Centres for Tier 4 and related visa applications made in the UK during November 2018
Immigration rules change which affect ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme)
IHS Surcharge for Tier 4 students expected to double to £300 per year in December 2018.
EU Settlement Scheme - Information for students
The University must take a zero tolerance approach to illegal working on campus for the protection of its entire staff and student body. The University is determined to prevent work breaches from happening on campus and for this reason some new measures have been put in place to mitigate the risk of these occurring.
Since March 2018, the Immigration Service team here at the University of Warwick have been assured by the Home Office UKVI Policy Team that the Border Force officers have been briefed that attending your Graduation Ceremony is a permitted activity for students who have completed their course successfully, hold a valid Tier 4 visa and wish to return to the UK for the purpose of attending their Graduation Ceremony. Read more to find out how this new policy may affect you.
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It has been brought to our attention by the Home Office that there is a current scam which is targeting Tier 4 students. Some students may receive a telephone call from an individual who fraudulently purports to represent the Home Office.
Read more to find out how to identify a call is fraudulent and how to deal with it.
Invitation to join the Tier 4 pilot – what does this mean for those with an offer for a Master's course at Warwick which is no longer than 13 months in length?
On 18 December 2017, the Immigration Minister announced that 23 universities, including Warwick, had been invited to join the Tier 4 pilot, which was first launched in 2015 involving only four institutions: Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and Bath.
Major announcements made by UK Government on international students: '97% go home when visas expire'
The government has, this week, published a number of very significant reports relating to international students and (net) migration. The Home Secretary has also commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to undertake a review of the impact of international students, by September 2018.
Advice for students affected by new aviation security measures to introduce restrictions on some electronic items in hand luggage for affected routes.
EEA students and Comprehensive Sickness Insurance (CSI)